A Life Most Precious
By Lucky_Ladybug

I hold his body
Lifeless
Still
His blood dripping
Flowing
Over my hands
My flesh

I had strived
So hard
To return to Domino City
To my friends
To my brother---to him

I never would have ever
Imagined
That he would miss me
So much
That he wouldn't be able
To go on

I always thought that
He never cared
That he never
Would have ever
Risked anything to save me

But now
Now . . .

I hold him tightly
Against my chest
Sobbing
Wondering
How is it really
Possible
That he's
Really gone

Wishing
That he'd only
Waited a few minutes
Then maybe this
Wouldn't be happening

Yami
How am I
Supposed to go on
Without you?
You said not to
Mourn for you

But how can I not?

I always cared for you
So much
You were just like
A brother to me

I never thought
You would leave me

If only I had
Been here for you
Sooner
If only . . .

If only . . .

Wait . . .

I feel something
The slightest flutter
Of movement
The slightest flicker
Of breath

Is it possible?

He is alive still, but
Fading fast
I can't let him go
Not now
I know he
Didn't really want to
Die

I don't know what
To do
I am
Frantic
To save him

Yami, I scream,
Oh Yami, please
Please don't
Go

I embrace him
Feeling the
Cold tones
Of his skin
The almost
Dead body
But he won't
Die
I won't
Let him

Now I am
Crying
I feel the
Crystalline drops
Splash
Onto his pale face

I feel the Ring
Glowing
Brighter
And brighter
Until its light
Envelopes
Us both

I am afraid
Afraid that
My Yami will be
Taken away

I scream for him

Deadly silence
Echoes around us
He is still,
Gone
I bury my face
Into his shoulder and
Sob

Then I hear
What I never
Thought I would
Hear again

A gasp
A pain-filled breath
A voice
Soft
Awed
Grateful

"Bakura?"

I look down
I see his eyes
They are open

He smiles
Weakly

"You saved me,
Bakura. You saved me."

I embrace him
Tightly
Not wanting to
Ever let go

"I love you, Yami,"
I whisper
Shakily
"My dear friend.
My brother."